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So whenever we ban a user for a length of time of one day or more, us mods post here. This way Pokemaster can go through and unban those who he feels deserve a second chance, or in the case of wrongful banning, such as banning a user because you think (without any solid proof) that it might be a duplicate. This also helps us remember to unban you from temporary bans.

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Please do not make a duplicate and request to be unbanned, because the answer is already no. If you think a user was unjustly banned, just remember Moderators generally do not overturn the decisions of other Moderators.

Useful link: Ban report thread

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That does not prove that you are not the same person. Your IP addresses share the same host name, your usernames are very similar and several entries in your account details are the same.
I am prepared to let you use this account on the site, but please keep in mind that your past history of making "rage" posts and spam voting will not be forgotten.
@Distorted_palkia I only know one Pikamaster, do you know him?
Pikamaster is a common, easy name to think of. The fact that there might be more than one is only to be expected.
a common name for common people
you're anything but common

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ETN is now banned indefinitely. That almost certainly means permanent. We’ll see how we/I feel about it after we let it rest for a day or two. But for now, I guess I need to justify this decision to the rest of you.

ETN was banned for two weeks recently. This was well-documented. I made a public post here explaining why I did it, which you may re-read for context. I hoped a kick up the bum would mean he might take our warnings more seriously, and clean up his act. It didn’t.

It took moments for him to have posted again about how he ‘enjoys drama’, and for him to have started another stupid argument in Showdown that ended in a lock. He continued to make Showdown alts to impersonate people, and apparently finds humour in telling people to ‘KYS’. He continued to bring his off-handed sarcasm and petty quarreling about people’s grammar to the community. Apparently, he learned nothing from his two-week holiday away from the site.

I don’t give bans without prior warning, and this was no different. I and others on the auth team warned him repeatedly to start acting on our warnings, both on the site and through Discord. I threatened a permaban, thinking he might listen then. But once again, he didn’t. He’d rather spam us with Ugandan Knuckles memes, or push the Gligurr agenda again.

I need no more evidence to conclude that this person does not care what we say to him, and by extension, what happens to his tenure in this community as a result. I refuse to be played around any longer: he’s made clear that warning him again is pointless. And that’s why he gets this ban. He is an unapologetic internet troll, and I have had enough of it.

If you were one of those who enjoyed ETN’s presence, I don’t know what to say. Sorry I guess? He 100% brought this upon himself, and that’s not disputable. If you want to keep talking to him, then you may do that beyond this site. But as far as I’m concerned, PokeBase is better without the sh*tstirring and moderating headache he brings on a daily basis.

I apologise for making this so drawn out. Thanks again to everyone who helped manage it all.

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He got what was coming to him.
*Sees "ETN is now banned indefinitely"

Oh my f***ing... dammit. You had another chance and you had blew it, ETN.
Sad Face.
6 votes

Everyone seems to be up in arms about my recent banning decisions, so I’m going to make this more public than I usually do.

Nuivo is banned for two three months (9 Sep 9 Oct) for:

  • creating a second account and using it to spam vote every single post on the main account.
  • posting content that openly plagiarises other sources, as well as posting (funny...?) spam comments in the Q&A — all hidden obviously.
  • repeatedly and spitefully flagging and voting down other people when they point out mistakes in their posts, and continuing to do so despite multiple warnings.
  • attempting to ban evade with a third account, which added the second month to the ban.
  • attempting to ban evade with a fourth account, which added the third month to the ban.

ETN was banned a couple of weeks ago (unban 15 Jul) for:

  • being undiplomatic and argumentative in general.
  • derailing people’s threads to discuss petty matters such as people’s grammar and tags.
  • continuing the above even though it was made very clear by multiple people the behaviour was unappreciated.
  • (openly) taking pleasure in annoying other people e.g. by sniping people’s alts, using dumb tags, etc.
  • refusing to drop the Gligurr subject (as a matter of principle; this has nothing to do with Gligurr anymore).
  • continuing all of the above despite countless warnings from multiple staff members.
  • attempting to ban evade, which got him his second week.

Over time, I gave at least three warnings to Nuivo and at least five to ETN before they respectively received their bans. They had plenty of advance warning, and plenty of opportunity to clean up their act. They didn’t, so they got a punishment. That is only fair.

Thanks Sempi, PX, Mew and Will for helping me keep up with all of this.

EDIT 15/07: ETN’s two weeks are over, and has now been unbanned.

EDIT 18/07: Nuivo made a fourth account. The main account is banned an extra month (9 Oct).

EDIT 09/10: Nuivo’s three months are up and is now unbanned.

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How did you highlight that in green, Fizz?
<ins><b>EDIT 15/07: ETN’s two weeks are over, and has now been unbanned.</b></ins>
+Fizz, I think you didn't read that correctly. I said I was just laughing about that. No one understands me :(
It was directed more at LeafyBlade. The point was that ‘proof’ wouldn’t matter in this case.
I’m just glad everybody seemed to ignore Jar Jar’s post.